Birthdays of Personalities on May 12

xxxx :Mark Evans, rocker (Warrior Soul-Last Decade of The Century)
xxxx :Mary Kay Ash, cosmetics company founder/president (Mary Kay)
xxxx :Ray Gillen, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)
1662 :Jan F van Bloom, [Orizonte] Flemish painter, baptized
1670 :August II, the Strong One, King of Poland (355 children)
1700 :Luigi Vanvitelli, Italian architect
1729 :Micha‰l F B Freiherr von Melas, Austrian general (7 Year Wars)
1790 :[Johannes] Carsten Hauch, Danish writer
1803 :Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist (agricultural chemics)
1804 :Robert Baldwin, (L) help establish govt in Canada (or 1904)
1806 :Amos Beebe Eaton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1877
1806 :J V Snellman, Finland, journalist/statesman/nationalist
1812 :Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
1812 :Louis Ludwig Blenker, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863
1813 :Johann Czerski, German chaplin
1820 :Florence Nightingale, Florence Italy, nurse (Crimean War)
1828 :D G Rossetti, writer
1828 :Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite
1868 :Halsey William Wilson, US, publisher of reference books
1874 :Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian physician (Reaction of Pirquet)
1876 :Harold, grandson of English queen Victoria
1880 :Lincoln Ellsworth, led 1st transarctic, transantarctic flights
1886 :Albert Saverys, Flemish painter
1889 :Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank
1895 :Jiddu Krishnamurti, India, philosopher (Songs of Life) [NS=May 22]
1902 :Heinrich Kirchner, German sculptor
1906 :William M Ewing, US geologist/geophysicist
1907 :Leslie Charteris, English/US detective writer (Enter the Saint)
1910 :Dorothy Crowfoot-Hodgkin, British chemist (penicillin/B12/Nobel 1964)
1910 :Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orch leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
1912 :Marshall Royal, jazz sax/clarinet
1914 :Bertus Aafjes, Dutch poet/writer
1914 :Dan Daniel, (Rep-D-VA, 1969- )
1914 :Howard K Smith, LA, TV newsman (ABC, Moderated Kennedy-Nixon debate)
1917 :Andr‚ A Rieu, Dutch conductor
1921 :Giovanni Benelli, archbishop (Florence)/Papal candidate
1921 :Henry Mackie, designer of the Belfast Calorimeter
1921 :Joseph Beuys, Germany, avant-garde painter/politician
1922 :Barend Busnac, office clerk/resistance fighter
1923 :Ewart G Abner, record company executive
1923 :Giovanni Testori, Italian writer (Rocco e i suoi fratelli)
1923 :Lord Laing, English biscuit manufacturer/pilot/multi-millionaire
1925 :John Simon, theater critic (NY Times)
1925 :Lawrence "Yogi" Berra, catcher/coach/manager (NY Yankees, Mets)
1926 :Earl Hutto, Panama City Fla, (Rep-D-FL, 1979- )
1926 :Mervyn M Dymally, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
1928 :Manuel Lujan Jr, (Rep-R-NM, 1969- )
1930 :Pat McCormick-Keller, Lakewood Calif, diver (Oly-4 gold-1952, 56)
1931 :Johan Fleerackers, Flemish vice-president of Dutch One
1936 :Tom Snyder, Milwaukee Wisc, newscaster (Tommorow, NBC Weekend News)
1937 :Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles
1937 :Gerry E Studds, (Rep-D-MA, 1973- )
1938 :Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
1939 :Ronald Ziegler, press secretary (Nixon)
1941 :Anthony Newman, LA Calif, harpsichordist/organist (Bhajeb)
1942 :Barry B[rookes] Longyear, US, sci-fi author (City of Baraboo)
1942 :Dumitru Dediu, Romania, cosmonaut (Soyuz 40 backup)
1942 :Timothy Hugh Brown, theatre critic
1943 :Billy Swan, Cape Giradeau La, rocker (I Can Help)
1943 :David Walker, rock keyboardist (Gary Lewis & Playboys-Diamond Ring)
1944 :Eva Demski, writer
1945 :Jayotis Washington, rocker
1946 :Ian McLagen, rocker (Faces)
1948 :Steve Winwood, England, rock bassist (A Higher Love)
1950 :Billy Squier, Mass, heavy metal guitarist (Don't Say No)
1950 :Jocko Marcellino, rocker (Sha Na Na)
1950 :Renate Stecher-Meissner, German DR, sprinter (Oly-gold-72)
1950 :Shozo Fujii, judoka
1957 :Lou[is Rodman] Whitaker, 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers)
1958 :Christian Brando, son of Marlon/killed sisters boyfriend
1961 :Billy Duffy, rocker (Cult-Hell's Kitchen)
1965 :Steve Finley, Union City TN, outfielder (San Diego Padres)
1966 :Rafael Bournigal, Azua Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
1967 :Cara Coughenour, Sioux City IA, female pitcher (Colo Silver Bullets)
1967 :Robert Blackmon, defensive back (Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks)
1968 :Mark Clark, Bath Ill, pitcher (NY Mets)
1972 :David Oaks, 100m/200m runner
1975 :Lawrence Phillips, running back (St Louis Rams)



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